Energy

Climate Investment Funds Approve US$5.5 Billion for Clean Energy Technology and Launch Renewable Energy Programme [viewed]

14 December 2009: The development banks' Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have launched a new programme called "Scaling up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP)," with pledges of US$210.7 million.

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EIB and Others Launch Infrastructure Fund [viewed]

4Eib December 2009: The European Investment Bank (EIB) and other European leading public financial institutions have launched "Marguerite," a pan-European equity fund that aims to act as a catalyst for infrastructure investments implementing key EU policies in the areas of climate change, energy security and trans-European networks.

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UNEP Stresses Mitigation Role of Energy-Efficient Buildings [viewed]

14dic_09_0111 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has  released a report titled "Buildings and Climate Change - Summary for Decision Makers," which finds that energy-efficient buildings could significantly contribute to climate change mitigation and seeks to ensure that negotiators at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference have the information needed to incorporate emissions from buildings into a global strategy on climate change.

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UNECE Releases Publication on its Climate Change Responses [viewed]

14dic_09_0211 December 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a publication titled "Catalysing Change - The UNECE Response to the Climate Countdown."

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Event: CBD SBSTTA 14 [viewed]

The 14th meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14) will address, among other issues, biodiversity and climate change, biofuels and biodiversity, and forest biodiversity, including the definitions of forest and forest types.  

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IEA Releases Report on Role of Cities and Towns in Promoting Renewable Energy [viewed]

9dic_09_068 December 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report titled "Cities, Towns and Renewable Energy: Yes In My Front Yard," which aims to illustrate to local level stakeholders the benefits and opportunities renewables can offer local businesses and citizens, and to assist national governments to better understand the role municipalities can play in national renewables programmes.

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IAEA Publishes Overview of its Efforts to Tackle Climate Change [viewed]

9dic_09_016November 2009: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released a document on its role in the fight against global climate change titled "Climate Change and the Atom."

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UNCTAD Publishes Analysis of Alternative Biofuels Policy Options [viewed]

8dic_09_027 December 2009: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released a report titled "The Biofuels Market: Current Situation and Alternative Scenarios," which assesses six different biofuels policy scenarios, along with their possible global impacts.

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GEF Videos Highlight Adaptation and Mitigation Efforts in Bhutan and China [viewed]

GEF2 December 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has posted two videos showcasing adaptation efforts in Thotomi Glacier Lake, Bhutan, and its latest efforts to develop the renewable energy sector in China.

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UNESCAP Committee on Environment and Development Agrees on the Need to Incorporate Green Growth into Development Policy [viewed]

Unescap4 December 2009: The first session of the Committee on Environment and Development of the UN Environment and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened from 2-4 December 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and focused its discussions on development through Green Growth.

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